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Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant

) #37 of 73 Restaurants in Ilkley $$ - $$$ , British,
Hangingstone Road | Innkeeper's Lodge at the Cow and Calf, Ilkley LS29 8BT, England
+44 1943 607335
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Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible14%
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Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
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LOCATION
Hangingstone Road | Innkeeper's Lodge at the Cow and Calf, Ilkley LS29 8BT, England
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1 - 10 of 788 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

came here with the mrs and dog, sat outside on very nice sunny warm day. vintage inns always offer a pleasant and aphetically pleasure pub environment. nice staff and good food.

Thank Jamie D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On arrival, when asking the girl behind the bar if there were any menu's spare to take outside, she replied with 'you'll have to find some off other tables, and if there's none then no', she was rude and seemed completely lost. Luckily, this was...More

Thank Molly N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good bistro pub food at lunchtime. Stunning views but parking can be quite interesting in very high winds! Have not eaten there at night. Staff were busy but very helpful and welcoming. Would go there again. Prices very reasonable.

Thank victoriae983
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fabulous find whilst of a motoring excursion on a day trip from Leeds. It was meant to be a summer's day but Yorkshire weather meant a cool day and a need for a nosh up lunch. Country fare included lamb shanks, chicken...More

1  Thank 631ian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this pub for a Sunday lunch and, reading the menu, thought it sounded divine. Prices were reasonable too. Staff were busy and for the most, appeared too burdened to talk to anyone, let alone smile. I ordered the 28-day matured steak and my...More

Thank MikeLuppnow
General manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mike, we regret to hear that you had this experience with us. I will pass your comments onto the staff in the kitchen regarding your Sunday lunch. Please reach out to us at your earliest convenience so we may further assist you in working towards...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used the car park prior to a walk up onto Ilkley Moor and then popped in for a much needed drink when we got back down. It is a lovely bar area and the staff were very friendly and welcoming.

Thank SnD_Notts
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Snd_notts, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've seen the Cow and Calf rocks from the road, many times, but this was my first visit . Really glad I went . It's far more stunning once you're up there . The rocks are very unusual looking , markings on them and the...More

Thank Annette19m
General manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Annette19m, thank you so much for the positive review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As locals and regular supporters at our local pubs and restaurants. I would have expected a bit more , especially at such an iconic location! Walking into the restaurant just after 2 I did not expect 100% , but I did expected some good service...More

Thank Ockertdel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the best Vintage inn we've been to! Food was warm (chicken blt)and my chips were very greasy and the bread was so hard I thought my teeth were going to break! My hubby had ham and eggs and they were great. Amstel beer was...More

Thank Claire G
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Claire thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback. I will pass your comments onto the kitchen team regarding your meal. The wifi is something we are currently trying to improve. Please contact us at 441943607335 when you have an...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all the site is excellent. It is outside Ilkley on the hill but within a quarter of a mile of the famous Cow and Calf rocks looking down into the town of Ilkley. A bit like an island on the hill. There are...More

Thank Perry S
General manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Perry, we appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one. Please reach out to us at your earliest convenience so we may further assist you...More

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Kim V
My question is : why is the Cow and Calf STILL getting such terrible reviews ! We ate here back in January and it was awful . It's so frustrating to see the same thing re-written time and time again particularly when we used to come here a lot .
2 March 2017|
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Response from Martyn S | Reviewed this property |
I can't explain the bad reviews, as we had a very good experience.
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shaun_gazey
are dogs allowed in
28 May 2016|
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Response from General manager A | Property representative |
Yes we allow dogs into our business however we only have selected dining areas where dogs are allowed. Please call ahead to book one of these tables.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hangingstone Road | Innkeeper's Lodge at the Cow and Calf, Ilkley LS29 8BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Ilkley
  • Phone Number: +44 1943 607335
  • E-mail
Description
Embracing the rural charm of its tranquil, scenic setting, The Cow & Calf - Ilkley offers a modern twist on traditional country pub dining. As well as offering a beer garden for enjoying summertime dining, the cosy dining room is filled with rustic original features and toasty fires for warming winter dining. Championing favourite British recipes, guests can enjoy evenings devoted to the inn's freshly-baked pies, as well as gourmet roast dinners and seasonal cocktail mixes.
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